Edited By: Oindrila Mukherjee

Final Up to date: January 19, 2023, 23:01 IST

Asserting the date for meeting election in Tripura, chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar had stated the ECI was dedicated and duty-bound to conduct free, truthful, violence-free and inducement-free polls. (Picture: PTI/File)

Tripura CEO stated the DGP’s report by means of the chief secretary must be submitted by 3 pm on January 20

A political conflict broke out in Tripura, solely hours after the dates for the meeting elections have been introduced on Wednesday. Now, the Election Fee of India has requested the state chief electoral officer to get a report from the DGP concerning the incident and this must be submitted by 3 pm on Friday (January 20).

“Election Fee of India has ordered an inquiry into the incident of political violence in Jirania sub-division of West Tripura district reported on January 18. The Election Fee of India has requested the chief electoral officer, Tripura, to acquire a report from DGP Tripura by means of the chief secretary, Tripura, and submit it by 3 pm on January 20,” the Tripura CEO stated in a sequence of tweets.

The ECI had introduced on Wednesday that the northeastern state will go to polls on February 16 whereas the counting of votes will happen on March 2.

Hours after the polls have been declared, the Congress alleged that 15 occasion staff and functionaries, together with AICC normal secretary Ajay Kumar, have been injured after a bunch of “BJP-backed goons” attacked them throughout a motorbike rally in Tripura’s Majlishpur constituency. Police, nevertheless, stated the assaults have been carried out by unknown miscreants in West Tripura district, and “10 occasion staff have been injured”.

Whereas asserting the polls, chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar had stated the ECI was dedicated and duty-bound to conduct free, truthful, violence-free and inducement-free elections.

“There isn’t a place for violence in a democracy, we’re working in direction of a violence-free election. There are only some states the place pre-poll and post-poll violence occurs. The fee has spoken to the native authorities and all efforts shall be made to make sure peaceable elections,” he had stated.

On Thursday, a three-member CPI(M) delegation led by its normal secretary Sitaram Yechury met the ECI and submitted a memorandum, asking the ballot physique to undertake emergency measures for conducting a free and truthful ballot in Tripura, particularly in view of current violence.

Tipra Motha employee murdered

One other incident, that of the homicide of a Tipra Motha employee, was additionally reported from the poll-bound state six hours after the dates have been declared. The Tipra Motha Dal has accused the BJP of finishing up the act.

Police stated a Tipra Motha chief from the Surma meeting constituency was returning house after a day’s work, when he was attacked by unidentified miscreants. His automobile was first vandalised following which he was dragged out of the car and fatally attacked on the pinnacle.

Tipra Motha chief Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarma appealed for peace within the build-up to the election and questioned the Election Fee’s claims of “zero violence”.

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